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overwatch

[oh-ver-woch]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to watch over.
  2. Archaic. to weary by keeping awake.

Origin of overwatch

First recorded in 1555–65; over- + watch
Related formso·ver·watch·er, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Like legendary sentinels of a vanished past, they seem to overwatch the valley.

    Mexico

    Charles Reginald Enock


British Dictionary definitions for overwatch

overwatch

verb (tr)
  1. to watch over
  2. archaic to fatigue with long watching or lack of sleep
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